MIAMI (AP) — The game tape confirmed what was already obvious to the Miami Heat. Chances were wasted in Game 4 against the New York Knicks, long before the last play went awry.
So Monday and Tuesday, the Heat broke it all down.
And Game 5 brings a chance to show what they learned.
The Heat-Knicks Eastern Conference series resumes on Wednesday night, with Miami leading 3-1. No team has ever won the first three games of an NBA best-of-seven and failed to advance.
Still, New York is undeterred, even after losing two starting point guards in this series already. Iman Shumpert and Baron Davis are gone for the season, and the Knicks say Jeremy Lin will not return either, no matter how far the series with Miami goes.